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On This Day In History for February 22, 2023
This is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining in 2023.
- It was on this date in 1632, that Ferdinando II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the dedicatee, received the first printed copy of Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems .
- It was also this date in 1819 that By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- Also on February 22, 1879, In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of many of five-and-dime Woolworth stores.
- It was also this date in 1909 that The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, returned to the United States after a voyage around the world.
- February 22, 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and sociologist, Adolphe Quetelet, born on this date in 1796.
- German mathematician and academic, Carl Wilhelm Borchardt was born 206 years ago today.
- French astronomer and mathematician, Pierre Janssen, born on this date in 1824.
- Born February 22, 1849, Russian mathematician and academic Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin.
- Heinrich Hertz, German physicist, philosopher, and academic was born on that same date in 1857.
- Born February 22, 1879, Danish chemist and academic Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.
- Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer was born on that same date in 1918.
- Also born on that same date in 1936, American microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate, J. Michael Bishop.
- American model and actress, Jeri Ryan is 55 today.
- Also born on that same date in 1975, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter, Drew Barrymore.
- 23 – Keith Hughes(a.k.a. EdGizmo)
- 25 – Norbert
- 25 – Sandi Sheppard (Mark’s lovely wife)
- 28 – Wayne “Your Ad Here” Pittenger – Bethlehem PA
- 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 17, 2022
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